Movies like P.I. Private Investigations

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P.I. Private Investigations (1987)
 5.4
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P.I. Private Investigations (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young architect finds himself being stalked by a gang of criminals who believe he knows something that could expose their activities.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, stalking, private detective, police corruption, crimes, crime, graphic violence, danger, dishonesty, media, law enforcement, undercover, police, journalist, drugs, neo noir, architect, corruption, death of son, cocaine, newspaper editor
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime, deadly, police corruption and danger mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like P.I. Private Investigations: American Crime (2004), Crash and Burn (2007), Officer Down (2005), Bad Bizness (2003), The Kill Reflex (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.7
 550
Crash and Burn (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Kevin Hawkins (Erik Palladino, E.R.) agrees to infiltrate the ruthless underground world of choppers, he is quickly thrown into a world of fast cars and high stakes. Pitted between a ruthless crime boss (Michael Madsen, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, car chase, crime, crimes, undercover, secret identity, gang, law enforcement, secret agents, dishonesty, danger, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.3
 330
Officer Down (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, police detective, fighting the system, cop as target, deadly, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 3.2
 486
Bad Bizness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After three women get killed, policewoman gets involved in the underworld of drugs and pornographic movies, when she starts investigating the case.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexploitation film, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, prostitute, danger, crimes, strong sexual content, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, working undercover, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, battle zone, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, investigation, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, crimes, gangsters, danger, on the run, rivalry, special agents, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 3.8
 631
The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family in danger, obsession, psychopath, stalking, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crime, chases and races, woman in danger, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Arrangement (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drug deal hijacked by a third party, they leave the drugs and take the money. A stripper witnesses a murder and now the Mafia's after but there is nowhere safe to hide.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: amateur detective, reluctant partners, blind ambition, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, partners against crime, partners, gangsters, rivalry, crime, criminal's revenge, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 5.1
 429
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Shooting Gallery (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: billiards, police corruption, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, corrupt police, gambling, kids in trouble, street kid, figment ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 442
Smoke Screen (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sandra Brown’s “Smoke Screen” follows newswoman Britt Shelley (Jaime Pressly), who shockingly wakes up in bed next to the dead body of Detective Jay Burgess and is suspected of foul play. Five years prior, Jay’s lifelong friend Raley Gannon ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: politics, journalism, murder suspect, society, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, media, journalist, female protagonist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
 1K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, vengeance, stalking, mentally unstable, partners against crime, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, deadly, police corruption, law enforcement, investigation, profanity, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, confined, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, betrayal, danger, gangsters, gambling, woman in danger, tough heroes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 1K
Diamond 13 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, buddies, graphic violence, crime, profanity, police corruption, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, dishonesty, danger, undercover, rivalry, hitman, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 829
Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Madsen stars as Max Walker, a down-and-out cop who becomes the target of a bloodthirsty drug cartel after he leads a narcotics bust to intercept a large shipment of heroin. When someone starts picking off his team members -- and the drugs ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, police corruption, crime gone awry, tough law enforcer, undercover, drug abuse, working undercover, drug dealing, partners against crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, special agents, undercover, police corruption, working undercover, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 4.4
 796
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, on the run, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes (1974)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An epic battle rages lawn on the streets of Harlem between Italian mobsters and black gangsters. The battles are intense, the more each side tries to oust another. Both groups use their best killers. Since it is a brutal gangster transvestites to be ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, transvestism, gory, injustice, psychopath, urban ghetto, hitman, gang, deadly, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, year 1956
Place: ohio, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, working undercover, police corruption, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 448
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, mind game, police investigation, law enforcement, confined, master criminal, betrayal, crimes, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 1K
Splinter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, police investigation, police corruption, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, serial killer, deadly, witnessing a crime, gory, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Dog Watch (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police corruption, police detective, life is a bitch, investigation, crime, murder, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, dishonesty, deadly, bagpipes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 37K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, police corruption, crime, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, mystery, ex cop, graphic violence, buried truth, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former mercenary joins a military academy as a teacher. He soon discovers a neo-Nazi group, code-named Werewolves, formed among the cadets. He also quickly finds that they have military leadership among the officers at the Academy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, heroes, danger, law enforcement, hidden identity, private detective, investigation, secret agents, dishonesty, crimes, terrorism, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 506
Killing Time (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the mobster who murdered his partner is acquitted, semicorrupt detective Robert Bryant hires a beautiful female assassin, Maria, to kill him. When he discovers that he cannot afford Maria's services, Bryant is forced to hire another ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: femme fatale, goofy hero, chases and races, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, gangsters, hitman, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 881
Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, manipulations, manipulation, tv show, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, journalism, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 3K
Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, drug dealer, murder, violence, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 5K
Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, crimes, crime, haunted by the past, vengeance, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%